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#1 czar

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 02:06 AM

I just bought a (tubescreamer,distortion) TS9 equavalent (maxon ds9) basically the exact same pedal same company and what not and components.

The Q: which is the best way to hook up a pedal going out of the guitar or into the amp foot pedal output. The amp is a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and has a channel select which kind of seems to disrupt and adds more switching than needed. But is there a sound difference or a best way to hook that up.

A pre-emptive(sp?) thanx to all who respond or make me cry with insults.

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 02:27 AM

There are two ways of hooking up a pedal.
the first is to put it betwwen your guiatr and your amp

The other way is putting the pedal in the effectsloop. By doing that, you put your pedal between the pre-amp and the power-amp of your amp.

Some pedals sound better in the effectsloop, some sound better in front of your amp. Your overdrive should be put in front of your amp.

Edited by acoustic21, 21 September 2003 - 02:28 AM.


#3 misterhat

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 06:38 AM

guitar>maxon ds9>amplifier input

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 12:46 AM

is it possible to put it after the pre-amp on a regular amp (ie not a head seperatley hooked up to a cab)?

#5 ben_bloggs

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE (spooky_wooky @ Sep 22 2003, 08:46 AM)
is it possible to put it after the pre-amp on a regular amp (ie not a head seperatley hooked up to a cab)?

depends if you have an FXloop or not.
I think normally the circuit is Guitar>pedal>amp(+dist and stuff)>speaker
And with an FX loop it would be Guitar>Amp( inc. distortion)>pedals in FX loop>speaker

so basically without the loop you are effecting the signal straight from the guitar that is then changed by the pedal, then amp whereas with a loop you are sending the signal through the amp first (with all the amp settings) then effecting the amplified signal with the pedal.

Im not sure- didnt explain that very well, im sure somebody can correct me

#6 joshsmog

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:46 PM

putting an already amplified signal through a pedal wouldnt be good...

effects loop works by splitting the signal in the preamp stage and running one
signal through the pedals and the other straight through to the power amp (so you can bypass the effects loop) then they both connect back before the power amp.

Edited by joshsmog, 22 September 2003 - 02:47 PM.


#7 jeppetoh

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 03:43 PM

good one jsmog!
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